Students' experiences with learning mergers and acquisition skills in a multi-disciplinary learning community

Miriam Ossevoort*, Daniel Tavenier, Jan Riezebos

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The aim of this paper is to evaluate the implementation of an extra-curricular multi-disciplinary, multi-level Learning Community (LC) on Mergers and Acquisition (M&A) of Small-Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs). This LC was developed according to established guiding principles, namely the theme extends beyond the theme of the regular courses, and it should attract both BSc and MSc students of different disciplines, and enhances students’ professional preparation and employability. The LC consisted of 8 meetings of 2 hours and one meeting for a whole day during a full semester. During the whole day, students played a game in which they had to purchase a company using all acquired knowledge and skills. In the guest lectures offered, students discussed different aspects of M&A with professionals within the field. The LC is evaluated by students on e.g. the content of the LC, what they have learned, the social aspect and guidance, and what could be improved. Overall, the students appreciated the content and structure of the LCs, especially the game, the guest lectures, and the fact that they worked together with students of different disciplines.
Originele taal-2English
Titel6th International Conference on Higher Education Advances (HEAd’20)
UitgeverijEditorial Universitat Politecnica de Valencia
Aantal pagina's9
ISBN van elektronische versie9788490488119
StatusPublished - 2020
EvenementSixth International Conference on Higher Education Advances - Universitat Politècnica de València, Valencia, Spain
Duur: 2-jun.-20205-jun.-2020

Publicatie series

NaamInternational Conference on Higher Education Advances
ISSN van elektronische versie2603-5871


ConferenceSixth International Conference on Higher Education Advances
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